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San Francisco Might Allow Public to Block Ugly Cell Towers

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Aug 12, 2010, 3:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The City of San Francisco is considering a new ordinance that would allow residents and business owners to object to the placement or installation of new cell towers based solely on their aesthetics. Federal laws state that the public can't block new towers if standard safety conditions are met, but the new law proposed in San Francisco would permit the public to block new cell tower antennas from being built on public land. Complaints filed by the public over such matters would initiate a public hearing to discuss the antenna, its appearance and placement. The ordinance has yet to be passed into law. It would not affect how new antennas are approved for use on private land. Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently lamented that it takes as long as three years for new cell phone towers to be approved and built in the San Francisco area.

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Dumb and Dumber-er afroman4 Aug 12, 2010, 5:05 PM
block cheap/old cars next?? netboy Aug 13, 2010, 3:15 PM
Good... Save your money!! Mentat Aug 12, 2010, 4:45 PM
Rainbow motif towers with round domes! island-guy Aug 13, 2010, 2:41 PM
And these are the very same snobs.. justfinethanku Aug 13, 2010, 10:43 AM
Stupidest ordinance ever! BLubak1 Aug 12, 2010, 7:54 PM
It's Just a Matter of Priorities sprintchickwv Aug 12, 2010, 5:24 PM
no wonder CA is going bankrubpt Jonathanlc2005 Aug 12, 2010, 8:06 PM
Gone San Fran Stupid! flip mode Aug 12, 2010, 4:47 PM
Brilliant idea! tjobrien21 Aug 12, 2010, 7:02 PM
grrrrrrrrrrr doubleboostz32 Aug 12, 2010, 6:13 PM
 
 
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